A few people have asked me about travelling solo, specifically in Amsterdam. I did not go to Amsterdam solo and I actually haven't traveled anywhere solo, but I would imagine Amsterdam would be a great place to do so.
It's safe. It's clean, and it's small. But there are lots of canals that look like this and it might get confusing to navigate. Haha. That's when having WIFI would come in handy, and if not, most people speak perfect English.
Everyone...EVERYONE rides bikes here. We have parking lots and garages for cars. They have parking lots and garages for bikes. I tried to rent a bike the moment I got there and the man at the shop said "you are going to kill yourself" as he saw me practicing and wouldn't rent me the bike :-/ So make sure you practice before you go if you are not a regular rider. It's not like riding around a park or a neighborhood. This is how people get around in this town.
Rosé beer?! O boy this was delicious. Beer drinker or not, if you see it on the menu, get it! And also regardless of how you feel about beer, take the HEINEKEN TOUR. I didn't get to do it because of that whole 24 HOUR thing, but people rave about it.
If you need something to coat your stomach before or after beer, try a sandwich out of the FEBO vending machine. Apparently it's the thing to do.
Besides Heineken, beer and Febo, Amsterdam is known for its coffee shops, where you have to be 18+ to enter and no one is actually buying or drinking coffee ;)
The floating flower market was at the top of my list of things to do here. It was a great, BUT it wasn't what I thought it was going to be. I was expecting something similar to the markets in Thailand where you ride on boats, but it was little shops selling beautiful and unique flowers and souvenirs and the shops happen to sit on the water.
And last but not least, do you know what this is? It's a pancake. Yes, a pancake...with chocolate sauce, caramel sauce and two scoops of ice cream. If nothing else in this post motivated you to go to Amsterdam, do it for the pancakes.
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